Why does big business hate maternity leave?

Author: Joanna Moorhead, Guardian [UK], Published on: 16 August 2010

A new survey suggests that motherhood and high-flying careers are still mutually exclusive...53% of those questioned said that women who want a big business post should give up all thoughts of maternity leave [which they call a] "career break"...[The author argues that] both men and women who give up career time to bring up babies return to the workplace with new and impressive life skills...[Therefore,] [t]he world of 21st-century big business, for either a mother or a father, simply has to be flexible enough to embrace the needs of real families.

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